What is the Honors Institute?

photo of students at the honors institute

The Honors Institute is a multi-track learning experience that includes a provocative community event. Its purpose is to prepare Honors students to think beyond their academic training and to make it a habit of incorporating this training into larger, humanistic considerations of the common good. Focusing each year on a different contemporary intellectual issue of ethical importance, the Institute consists of:

  • interdisciplinary Honors seminar(s)
  • a civic engagement project for Honors seminar students
  • a community keynote address, free and open to the public, delivered by a figure of national or international prominence
  • a community Institute luncheon, free and open to the public, including a thought-provoking address from experts, media professionals, or humanities scholars

What is this year's topic?

The 2015 Honors Institute on The Digital Revolution will explore developments in computing and technology from an interdisciplinary perspective.

What is the location and date of An Evening with Steve Wozniak?

An Evening with Steve Wozniak will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. The keynote address, in collaboration with the Wright State University Presidential Lecture Series, is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required.

What is the location and date of the Honors Institute Luncheon?

The 2015 Honors Institute Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2015, starting at 12:30 p.m. in the WSU Student Union Appollo Room. Lunch will be provided and will feature a luncheon address, "How Smartphones Will Change Everything," by New York Times technology columnist Farhad Manjoo. Registration is now closed for the 2015 Honors Institute Luncheon.